Supporting our clients is of the utmost importance for Modern Retail because without happy customers, we don't have a business. Admittedly, support is hard - a lot of requests can be sent in a very short amount of time, with varying levels of importance and priority. We're customers as well and realize when we have questions or issues, they need to be addressed thoughtfully and in a timely manner. In order to support our clients, we use a set of criteria to assess the importance of every request.
Below you will find the criteria Modern Retail uses when evaluating the priority of requests we receive. Our goal is to service our customers to the best of our ability and answer questions and solve problems as fast as possible.
Support Request Priorities
The only requests that get an URGENT rating are when our services are down or there's a security-related issue. In these cases, it is all hands on deck for Modern Retail, and everyone in the company is responsible for helping out to get the client's website up as soon as possible or work on the security problem. No time frame is set on this priority because it must be solved ASAP.
These requests are those that are affecting website functionality, limiting the consumer's ability to shop. Some requests are also deemed important for business reasons as well. We try to solve these requests in 1 business day.
Most of the requests we receive fall into this category. They include "how-to" questions, minor problems or other requests that have a finite scope. We try to resolve items in this category within 1 to 5 business days.
Requests assigned to this priority are those that have an undetermined end date, need further investigation, and in general, are of lower importance to the customer. A lot of clients ask questions like "what do you think about this," and those can sometimes be assigned this low priority. Given the nature of these requests, we do not have a predetermined end date.
Urgent Support Hours
Modern Retail responds to Urgent Support Requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We have multiple and redundant website monitors in place and monitor as much as we can. During off-hours, our hosting partner (Rackspace) usually responds first and then escalates problems or issues that can't immediately be solved to Modern Retail's support staff.
Standard Support Hours
Modern Retail's standard support hours are:
- Monday - Friday: 9 am to 5 pm CST.
Modern Retail's support staff actually responds to tickets at all hours of the day, night and weekends. We try very hard to reply to tickets as frequently and as often as we can, regardless of the day or hour. However, the times listed above are our official business hours for support.
Submitting Support Requests
The Internet is a dangerous place and protecting you and your customers are vital to your success and ours. We ask that every client submit a Support Request in our Admin Panel whenever you have a question, need assistance or have a problem. Submitting a request ensures Modern Retail that you are an authorized representative of your business because in order to submit a request, you must be successfully validated by our Admin Panel. Submitting a support request is easy and the instructions can be found here:
Approval Rating & Feedback
As a customer, you can rate every support request with either:
- Good, I'm satisfied
- Bad, I'm unsatisfied
Modern Retail looks at every single rating to enjoy your praise or take stock in your thoughts about our performance. Expect someone to contact you when you give us a bad rating, we're here to help and we want to make you happy.
We work very hard to keep our approval rating above 95%. We're not saying we're not trying to strive for 100%, we certainly are! However, we know we're not perfect, and we know we sometimes make mistakes. The questions for us are what do you do as a company when you make a mistake, how do you learn from your mistakes and how do you avoid them in the future?
Thank you, and again, please let us know how we can help by submitting a request with us in the Admin Panel!